Originally written April 01, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
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The St. Louis Blues once again strengthened their defense on the left side Monday night by acquiring Jay Bouwmeester from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2013 first round draft pick and minor league goalie prospect Reto Barra and defenseman Mark Cundari. #stlblues acquire Bouwmeester — Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 2, 2013 The move is the second in a week for Blues' general manager Doug Armstrong, who brought in Jordan Leopold from the Buffalo Sabres over the weekend. Leopold made his Blues' debut in Monday night's 4-1 road victory over the Minnesota Wild. The Blues have certainly done a lot to strengthen the defense from the left-side and it looks as though Wade Redden and Kris Russell will be watching a lot of games from the pressbox. Bouwmeester is a highly paid player and automatically becomes the Blues' highest paid defenseman, for now at least. Jay Bouwmeester automatically becomes #stlblues highest-paid player. He more than doubles ...
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